Tips for parents and carers

The current realities of the new labour market and globalisation have a significant impact on study and career decision-making. Factors that were important to consider 10-20 years ago when choosing a degree or career may not be relevant for today.

The University has information for parents and carers to help understand the processes for gaining entry into University and in achieving the best outcomes for your child into the future.

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has authored useful guides for parents to assist their sons and daughters with their study and career decision making. They address such questions as:

  • How can I help my son/daughter in their study decision-making process?
  • What are the work and learning pathways available today?
  • What can I do to help my son/daughter gain the most from their studies and maximise their employment prospects?
  • My son/daughter wants to work and/or travel for a year before studying, how will this impact on their long term prospects?
  • What are the skills that employers look for today?
  • Where can we go for more career information and advice?

Download the parents talking career choices booklet, published by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, to find answers to these questions.